Special session set for lawmakers to debate Lamont’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic | Connecticut News

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) – Lawmakers are due to meet for a special session Monday to debate an extension of the governor’s emergency powers in the event of a pandemic.

Governor Ned Lamont’s powers will expire at the end of the month.

Governor Ned Lamont calls for the General Assembly to meet in extraordinary session to renew the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergency that was issued amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, he said he wanted to keep them until February 15, 2022.

The powers would allow Lamont to keep the COVID-19 mask and vaccine warrants in place in schools and nursing homes.

The State House of Representatives will sit at 12:30 p.m. on Monday. The State Senate will have its turn on Tuesday.

The CT Liberty group said it plans to rally in the state capital to urge lawmakers to vote to end emergency powers. It’s scheduled for noon.

Juvenile delinquency will not be on the agenda, despite pressure from victims and lawmakers.

A group called Safe Streets Connecticut said it would protest outside the Legislative Office building at 11 a.m.

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